Fri, 19 May|
Picton Little Theatre
Arts on Tour - Picton
Heartfelt, soulful, and full of life. The New Zealand String Quartet is soon to embark on one of its largest and broadest national tours, with 17 concerts in centres spanning the country; from Invercargill to Kerikeri.
Time & Location
19 May, 7:30 pm
Picton Little Theatre, 9 Dublin Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
About the event
"…a never-to-be-forgotten experience for all who attended." - Elizabeth Bouman, Otago Daily Times
Heartfelt, soulful, and full of life. The New Zealand String Quartet is soon to embark on one of its largest and broadest national tours, with 17 concerts in centres spanning the country; from Invercargill to Kerikeri. Many of these concerts will mark the first time the Quartet have performed in these communities, such as Balcairn, Roxburgh and Paeroa. As always, the Quartet will bring an eclectic and vibrant mix of music that promises to excite and entertain, from familiar classical favourites, to spicy contemporary works and a few hidden gems.
The tour programme has been designed using the NZSQ’s signature style of lively and engaging introductions to each piece of music spoken by the Quartet members themselves. These introductions aim to illuminate the stories behind the music and make this a special and engaging event for all audiences. From newcomers to the artform to the most seasoned chamber music fan, there is something to excite everyone.
Having celebrated its 35th season in 2022, the New Zealand String Quartet has an established international reputation for its insightful interpretations and compelling communication. Join the New Zealand String Quartet for an intimate and atmospheric night to remember - world-class music right here at home in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Helene Pohl (violin I), Monique Lapins (violin II), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello).
Across this tour we will perform one of two programmes in each centre, showcasing a veritable feast of musical nibbles. Which programme we play will vary depending on the location and any audience requests we may receive. If you are coming along to one of our concerts and would like to hear something specific, please get in touch with us to let us know: email@example.com
Programme One: Lifes Journey's
Haydn Quartet in C "Emperor" opus 76 #3 (21')
Cresswell 2 Capricci (3')
Shostakovich Quartet #2 (30')
Schubert in A minor "Rosamunde" (30')
Programme Two: Kaleidoscope
A diverse selection of works or movements by New Zealand and overseas composers, including:
Gareth Farr, Natalie Hunt, Schubert, Smetana (30')
Schubert in G major. The quartet will introduce each movement of this large work (45')